Seven Ways to Kick this Week’s Ass

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  • Take time to admire your work instead of trudging along with your head down. Believe it or not, you’ve likely accomplished a lot in your life so far. Don’t forget to take the time to appreciate artwork you’ve created, friendships you’ve cultivated and hurdles you’ve overcome.
  • Give yourself more credit. There is no one quite like you, and no one can do it the way you do. You are a living, breathing piece of art. You will meet folks who have accomplished more than you, but that doesn’t diminish your worth. Don’t be so hard on yourself.
  • Take a break. Sometimes it feels like the ‘fast forward’ button of life is stuck; Don’t forget to hit pause. The truth is you can’t do it all; No one can. Step back from your over-booked schedule to enjoy a cup of tea in the company of a good book. Gaze out the window and day dream. When you come back to reality, you may find yourself to be recharged and ready to take on whatever comes next.

From the studio.

  • Reflect on your accomplishments. Make a list of things you’ve checked off your bucket list, fears you’ve overcome, projects you’ve seen to completion, etc. Bask in the glory.
  • Reward yourself. Treat yourself to an iced latte in the park or take yourself out to brunch. Oftentimes I tell myself, “You can’t hang out with friends until you write for a solid thirty minutes or pack up all orders.” It’s easy to slam into gear and take home the gold when a reward is sitting at the horizon.
  • Recognize and congratulate others on their accomplishments and successes. Keep the creative energy flowing and give kudos to those who’ve earned them. Taking note of other’s accomplishments will turn your attention to your own.

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